Florida provides tuition and fee exemptions to eligible young adults. The waiver is authorized at State (public) Universities, Colleges (public) in the Florida College System, and School District Workforce Education Programs. It must be a Florida Bright Futures-eligible institution. Tuition and fee exemption
PESS is a state program for eligible former foster youth to receive the skills, education, and support necessary to become self-sufficient. Depending on certain statutory conditions, if you qualify, you may be able to receive $1,256 a month to use toward applicable Education and Training Voucher (ETV) funding. Use this assistance for housing, utilities, and help with cost of living while attending a Florida Bright Futures-eligible institution.
Eligibility: Young adults who turned 18 while residing in licensed care, and who have spent a total of six months in out-of-home care, or who were adopted at age 16 or 17 or placed with a court approved guardian.